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Conservatoire PhD presentations

September 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

This mini-conference features presentations from PhD students studying at the Birmingham Conservatoire. There is a wide range of topics, and it promises to be an interesting and stimulating day.

Please do come and join us, all welcome!


Schedule overview:

Session One – 10.00-11.30

Corey Mwamba | ‘Strike? Thoughts on Vibraphone Technique in Jazz and Improvised Music Performance’

Bobbie-Jane Gardner | ‘Composition in a hyperlocal environment- for-Wards: Citywide’

Richard Stenton | ‘Content -> Medium [Annual report] + copycomposing’




Session Two – 12.00-1.00

Helen Roberts | ‘Substituti et tibicines: Instruments in the choir at Canterbury Cathedral, 1598–c.1670’

Soul Zisso | ‘Redefining Contemporary Vocal Music: Creating a Quarter-tonal Compositional Language for Voices’




Session Three – 2.00-3.00

Percy Pursglove: ‘Extending Choral Tradition: New Compositional Language for Generating Improvisational Frameworks’

Trish Clowes | Loujean & Lucy Break


Session Four – 3.30-4.30

Susie Self | ‘Creating New Opera: Alternative Directions’

Niccolò Granieri | ‘Study and Implementation of Microgestures Towards an Expressive Digital Music Environment’


Download the full programme and abstracts here.


September 18, 2017
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
200 Jennens Road
Birmingham, B4 7XR
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